New York Theatre Workshop celebrated the opening of Hammaad Chaudry’s An Ordinary Muslim, which marks the playwright’s professional playwriting debut, February 26. The play follows a first-generation British-Pakistani man struggling to reconcile the expectations of his parents and the traditions of his heritage with the pressures of living in a modern, Western society.
Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, An Ordinary Muslim began performances Off-Broadway February 7 and has been extended through March 25.
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Leading the cast of An Ordinary Muslim are Sanjit De Silva (Troilus and Cressida) and Purva Bedi (Idiot), who are joined by Angel Desai (Peer Gynt and The Norwegian Hapa Band), Andrew Hovelson (The Father), Harsh Nayyar (Chief Zabu), Sathya Sridharan (The Winter’s Tale), Ranjit Chowdhry (Prison Break), and Rita Wolf (The Rug Dealer).
An Ordinary Muslim features scenic design by Neil Patel (Time and the Conways), costume design by Susan Hilferty (Buried Child), lighting design by Lap Chi Chu (The Wolves), sound design by Elisheba Ittoop (Stuffed), and fight direction by Thomas Schall (Six Degrees of Separation). Dawn-Elin Fraser serves as dialect coach, with stage management by Lori Ann Zepp (Daphne’s Dive).
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